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Examiner.com article: Raleigh Rescue Mission has shared Christ’s love for over 50 years

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in examiner.com | Comments Off

Examiner.com article: Raleigh Rescue Mission has shared Christ’s love for over 50 years

I’ve published another article for Examiner.com as the Raleigh Practical Christianity Examiner. The article is called “Raleigh Rescue Mission has shared Christ’s love for over 50 years.”

The article is a profile of a ministry to the poor and homeless population in the Raleigh area. This group not only cares for many people (over 600,000), but they also provide opportunities for other Christians to serve as well.

Here is my brief introduction to the history of Raleigh Rescue Mission:

This mission began in 1959 when two local businessmen invited some homeless men to a revival service at a local church. Following that encounter, a group of people began to meet regularly to pray with, offer food to, and share the gospel with homeless people in the Raleigh area. From this effort, Raleigh Rescue Mission was born in November 1961.

Since their beginning, they have helped over 600,000 people. Today, they provide emergency overnight services, recovery and rehabilitation services, medical respite services, adult education, children’s development, and a medical clinic.

Please use the link above to jump over to Examiner.com and read the rest of this brief article.